something from dark days of AE in the 1990's. When the whole business casual thing started, AE tried branching out to more casual styles. This is one of the results. I'm not stating an opinion, just stating what it is.
They do not make anything similar at this time.
BTW, AE also made women's shoes at one time.
Thanks for the info. Well I don't think that thing has an alibi; it's ugly.